As we had reported yesterday, Newcastle have indeed finally done the deal for Le Havreâ€™s Wesley Ngo Baheng, and the youngster signed for the Tyneside club today.
Wesley Ngo Baheng – has signed today from Le Havre
The 18-year-old is cleared to play at Kingston Park (kick-off 7pm) after completing his move to Newcastle United from Le Havre. Perhaps some fans can attend the game to welcome the youngster to Newcastle, and then let us know what he looked like. 😀
In mid-October the Northern Echo had reported that Newcastle had come to a pre-contract agreement with the youngster, and that the contracts would be signed in January. It looks like the Northern Echo was right on target as the player had signed today for Newcastle, as we had forecast yesterday. We reported on Wesley at the time and had a couple of articles on him in October. But when we looked at who may be arriving next at the club yesterday, it was the Northern Echo who were first with that October story. All credit to them for getting the scoop – which gladly turned out to be true.
Baheng joined Le Havre as a trainee in 1999, and is regarded as one of the potential future stars of French football. It will be very easy for Wesley to fit in at St. Jamesâ€™ Park, as we reported yesterday, since we already have N’Zogbia, Habib Beye, Abdoulaye Faye and Geremi – who all with French as their first language. This will help Wesley get acclimatized that much more quickly at the club.
We are very pleased to welcome Wesley to Newcastle United. He is another exciting young prospect to go with Ben Tozer, who was signed yesterday.
Let us know what you think – comments welcome.